THE RESULTS ARE IN… Here are your Top 10 wines for 2010 as voted by you. As you review the list below, you’ll be stuck by one common theme, price. It is no surprise to any of us, but 2010 was the year of the bargin. Old World classics took a back seat to New World affordability. And 2011 is starting off on the same foot. So whether you have been at this a while or are just beginning your wine journey, you might want to keep handy this list of what your neighbor is drinking; just in case , although you won’t… you decide to invite him for dinner.
#1 – 14 Hands Cabernet 2008, $11.49,
Our No.1 selling wine 2 years in a row! Berries and cherries and soft round tannins. An excellent Cabernet for the money.
#2 – 14 Hands Merlot 2008, $11.49,
Yes merlot is in the top 2… It’s making a comeback
#3 – ChocoVine, $9.99,
Who knew that Dutch chocolate and Bordeaux red wine would mix so well. We did from day one!
#4 – 14 Hands Chardonnay 2009,
Wow, more 14 Hands! This is the perfect Chardonnay, light and refreshing with very minimal oak.
#5 – Coppola Sparkling Mini Sophia, $4.99,
There’s something about sparkling in a can with a straw that keeps you guys coming back for more!
#6 – Freixenet Blanc de Blancs Cava, $6.99,
Our top selling sparkling wine and with good reason. Best to buy a case or two!
#7 – Bangin’ Red Blend 2006, $11.49,
A fun little red blend that has made a good house wine at my house!
#8 – Poggio Moscato d’Asti 2010, $18.49,
Moscato d’Asti is a wine to try at least once. Sweet but not cloying with just a hint of effervescence. Chill it and quaff it.
#9 – High Note Malbec 2009, $11.49,
Malbec is hot right now and this little Argentinian is a great buy, Nice balance with sweet spice, cherries and soft tannins.
#10 – Torres Celeste Red 2006, $15.99,
Since Torres launched Celeste a few years ago, the wine has gotten better and better. The 2006 vintage is no different. It has smoothness along with black cherry, plum, herbs, tea and tobacco. Buy now before it’s gone!